Fly Me To The Moon (Page One)
The dance began with some great pictures of "Moon related" items running on the computer! It was an odd evening being in August and having to wear a coat! We were at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel adjacent to LAX.
It is a nice hotel
Theme: Fly Me To The Moon (For An Out Of This World Experience)
Remember: There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. ~George Carlin, Brain Droppings, 1997
Time To Meet And Renew Friendships!
Why were we assigned to the "Far Side"?
Did you know? - From Earth, we always see the same side of the moon; the other side is always hidden.
Moon Pictures Were Quite Entertaining
The perpetual motion machinies were fascinating!
When you least expect it... flash!
Time To Visit
Finding out seats was made easy by the signs
Chivary is not dead!
Did you know? - Chivalry is a term related to the medieval institution of knighthood which has a military provenance of individual training and service to others. It is usually associated with ideals of knightly virtues, honor and courtly love. The word is derived from the French word "chevalerie", itself derived from "chevalier", which means knight, derived from "cheval", horse (indicating one who rides a horse).
Today, the terms chivalry and chivalrous are often used to describe courteous behavior, especially that of men towards women. Contents
In the later Middle Ages, wealthy merchants strove to adopt chivalric attitudes - the sons of the bourgeoisie were educated at aristocratic courts where they were trained in the manners of the knightly class. This was a democratization of chivalry, leading to a new genre called the courtesy book, which were guides to the behavior of "gentlemen". Thus, the post-medieval gentlemanly code of the value of a man's honor, respect for women, and a concern for those less fortunate, is directly derived from earlier ideals of chivalry and historical forces which created it.
The Band Is Tuning Up And This Group Dances!
What a beautiful evening to dance!
Twirling and whirling around the floor
Did you know? - When Neil Armstrong took that historical step of "one small step for man one giant step for mankind" it would not have occurred to anyone that the step he took in the dust of the moon was there to stay. It will be there for at least 10 million years.
Hors d'œuvre are making their way around the room (NOT on their own!)
Only two envelopes remain!
Beware ye who enter here....
High kicks quite common.... Fast moving people very common
Did you know? - When Alan Sheppard was on the moon, he hit a golf ball and drove it 2,400 feet, nearly one half a mile.
"We have to save our energy for later!"
The "Far Side"???
Did you know? - The Far Side is a popular one-panel comic created by Gary Larson and syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate, which ran from January 1, 1980, to January 1, 1995. Its surrealistic humor is often based on uncomfortable social situations, improbable events, an anthropomorphic view of the world, logical fallacies, impending bizarre disasters, or the search for meaning in life. Larson's frequent use of animals and nature in the comic is popularly attributed to his background in biology. Reruns are still printed in many newspapers.
The Far Side was carried by more than 1,900 daily newspapers, translated into 17 languages, and collected into calendars and 22 compilation books.
Did you know? - How close can you get without completely running out of gas? Apollo 11 had only 20 seconds of fuel left when they landed on the moon.
Oh no! We have to stop and eat???
Did you know? - It is possible to have a month without a full moon. This occurs in February, but either January or March will have two moons.
Dinnertime, Time To Get Pictures (Snapshots) Of Our Group
Did you know? - A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. For this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the painter or photographer, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer.
One of our guests for this evening
Did you know? - When the Apollo 12 astronauts landed on the moon, the impact caused the Moon's surface to vibrate for 55 minutes.
Did you know? - The gold-plated 33-rpm record "Camelot" was left behind on the moon by the Apollo astronauts.
Did You Know? - The average desktop computer contains 5-10 times more computing power than was used to land a man on the moon.
Did you know? - The last man to fly in space alone was not Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper, but Apollo 17 command module pilot Ron Evans, who circled the Moon alone while astronauts Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt went to the surface.
Did you know? - Easter is the first Sunday after the first Saturday after the first full moon after the equinox. (The equinox is quite often March 21, but can also occur on the March 20 or 22.)
Our new members!
The harvest moon is the moon at or about the period of
fullness that is nearest to the autumnal equinox. The harvest
moon is often mistaken for the modern day hunter's moon.
A real harvest moon
"It's hard to dance in my formalwear!"